I literally haven't moved mine since the day I made it. The plastic was so brittle the a huge chunk of the chest broke off while I was assembling it. Every time I cut a piece from the sprue tree I was sweating bullets, and ever time I placed a peg in a hole I had to gently test it, sometimes having to use a file to shrink the peg a hair so the hole wouldn't crack.
Post by Darth Escargot on Apr 4, 2018 13:19:45 GMT -5
Wow, that's weird. Sounds like my experience with clear Zoids. I have the "crystal"/whatever Deathsaurer and I really badly wanted it so that I'd have every DS variant, but Jeebus flippin' Christopher, something new breaks off that thing everytime I breathe in its direction.
I really hope that one day, Bandai makes some RGs for Iron Blooded Orphans line...it is the only Gundam series I have seen, and as much as I love the kit designs, I am well past the point of buying things from the Gundam series that just look cool. I like to have some connection wtih the kits I build.
Tallgeese looks amazing. I hope we see more kits designed as well as that one in the future.
Post by Darth Escargot on Jun 14, 2018 13:16:04 GMT -5
BTW, this video was also kind of a test run for the weathering tutorials i want to do. i think I can make this work, actually, and the funny part is it's literally just filmed by laying my phone on top of my LED lamp and talking into the earphone mic that came with the phone.
i would like to see weathering tutorials as i am trying a lot usually on Macross and Dougram kits and am still not satisfied with the results. Especially would like to get this done with my airbrush.
I don't do most of my weathering effects with the airbrush, though. Pre-shading, obviously, if you consider that to be part of it (and I do), and you CAN do soot on thrusters and gun barrels with the airbrush, but I actually prefer to drybrush that sort of thing. What I really want to try soon, though, is heat staining on barrels, that might work better with an airbrush, but I have to do some experimenting first.
Anyway, if anyone has any feedback, I'd be interested to hear what you guys think. What I want to do is a complete build series on an old motorized Zoid (I was thinking a Gator) where I show all the various techniques I use and how they interact with each other, basically everything that happens after pre-shading and the initial gloss coat.
I want to do this on a Zoid because it'll work better with a simple kit rather than the PG Gundam I'm working on right now, and, well, because I like Zoids. Then again, people on Youtube might gravitate more towards something that shows "how to do it" on a kit they'll actually be working on, so either a HMM or a Gundam. Which is silly, because all the same techniques apply no matter what you're painting, but I'm kind of thinking the videos'll get ignored if they don't show a Gundam, and an HG wouldn't be more complicated to work on than a Zoid. I dunno.
I also just really want to paint some Zoids. I actually recently snagged some built ones for cheap from Jedi Bill just for that purpose.
Yes i understand drybrush and stuff is like i worked out most kits too i have painted. But i saw on youtube some interesting clips where they do weathering on tanks especially a wwII with snow camo and it looked great. But of course i don’t have the skills on the airbrush at the moment. As you say it would be very cool to use painting technics on a zoid even if there are painting videos all around on the net, but not that muchh on zoids. Personally i never painted a zoid but always thought even a simple drybrush could make these thousands of little details out that are usually nearly invisible on a zoid. So its a shame not to try it and i would be glad to get some help there.
always thought even a simple drybrush could make these thousands of little details out that are usually nearly invisible on a zoid.
That's what I keep thinking. They're relatively simple kits, so the logistics aren't too difficult, and just some drybrushing and a wash would really bring out all those awesome details. It's just too bad I wasn't any good at this stuff when they were readily available, and now that I sort of know what I'm doing, it's hard to find the kits. Sigh.
Anyway, big-ass WIP update on the Strike today, also with Youtube link and all that.